National Planning Authority Senior Planner Science and Engineering Jobs in Uganda

National Planning Authority Senior Planner Science and Engineering Jobs in Uganda

The National Planning Authority (NPA) was established by an Act of Parliament No.15 of 2002 in compliance with article 125 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (1995). Accordingly, it is the principal statutory agency responsible for the management of national and decentralized development planning in Uganda.

The primary function of the Authority is to produce comprehensive and integrated development plans for the country elaborated in terms of the perspective Vision, Long and Medium-term Plans.

Through its external sourcing strategies and career offers, NPA Executive Authority is desirous of filling selected vacancies to strengthen its human resources capacity by recruiting dynamic and self-motivated professional individuals to complement its current staff in the effective and efficient
implementation of its mandate. The offer is open to interested professionals with the required qualifications, experience, competencies, skills and the right work attitude. A competitive and attractive remuneration package is attached to each position.

To ensure that all matters related to the
development of the Oil and Gas subsector are fully explored and integrated into the national planning process.


  • Study the Oil and Gas subsector to establish its status and future trends and provide technical advice on its development to contribute to economic growth;
  • Study the prevailing polices, laws, regulations, guidelines and any operating procedures that guide the subsector and identify any gaps that needs to be
  • Conduct research about the Oil and Gas industry and develop policy proposals for its development;
  • Establish challenges in the subsector and suggest possible solutions to address the same,
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders and continuously update the subsector data profiles;
  • Study government contracts and agreements in Oil and Gas exploration and production and analyse
    their implications on Uganda’s economy;
  • Suggest ways through which the subsector can best be developed for the benefit of the country;
  • Participate in preparation of work plans and budgets, as well as the preparation of the
    Authority’s Annual Report and Policy Statement;
  • Provide technical support and advice to sector MDAs and LGs on Oil and Gas planning;
  • Make timely reports/policy briefs on the status of the subsector;
  • Identify and develop topical papers for presentation to the Presidential Economic Council (PEC), publications and other fora;
  • Review and harmonise sector policies, strategies and
    implementation plans;
  • Perform any other duties as and when directed by the
    relevant authority.


  • Hons degree in any of the following areas; BSc.
    Engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical
    Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical
    Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Industrial
    Chemistry or equivalent related but relevant
  • A masters’ Degree in Mechanical Engineering,
    Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical
    Engineering or a closely related discipline from a
    recognized university;
    Added advantage / desirable qualifications and
  • A
    PhD in a related field will be an added
  • Postgraduate training in industrial
    development, technology development or a
    closely related discipline
  • Post graduate training in Oil and Gas policy
    formulation or a closely related discipline will be
  • Registration with the Engineers Registration Board
  • Is a member to a professional corporate body or
  • Worked for at least 6 years as in Oil and Gas
    activities/industry and at least 4 years of which
    must be at Senior level in a reputable institution/
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of public
    sector management, Policy development and other
    relevant areas like economics;
  • Must have a good understanding of the Oil and Gas
    sector at both national and international levels;
  • Training in managing the legal affairs of the Oil
    and Gas industry will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

    NB Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead to immediate disqualification.
    Applicants are to forward two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae, including phone and email contacts; photocopies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts addressed to:

    The Executive Director,
    National Planning Authority,
    P.O.BOX 21434
    Kampala Uganda;

    Planning – House Plot 17 Clement Hill Road.

  • The preferred method of applications’ is recorded delivery through the NPA Front Desk / Reception. However, candidates using post office should post early enough to avoid late deliveries and retrievals from post office beyond the closing date.
  • “NPA” is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants with the relevant experience and qualifications are encouraged to apply
    for positions of their choice.
    (c) Shortlisted candidates shall be notified through their email addresses and or phone contacts indicated in their applications or CVs.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted their authenticity and background checks conducted before considered for appointment into the Authority.
  • The successful candidates will be offered contracts in accordance with NPA guidelines.
  • Advertised positions not filled thereafter will remain open until when filled.
  • A detailed advert is accessible on NPA website under opportunities on
  • The closing date for receipt of applications at NPA (both: hand delivered, post office & courier) shall be Friday 8th November, 2019 at 16:55 hours.

    For more information and job application details, see; National Planning Authority Senior Planner Science and Engineering Jobs in Uganda

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